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To that elevated purpose you would be allowed to keep one book only, the rest of the luggage consisting of things more essential for your physical survival, like a gun and gunpowder. The choice of that particular book may not be that difficult, if you had at hand the third edition of Diplomacy: Theory and Practice by G. No suggestion, without illustration Why is it so? Firstly because, as the title suggests, the author achieved a harmonious combination of theory and practice.

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To that elevated purpose you would be allowed to keep one book only, the rest of the luggage consisting of things more essential for your physical survival, like a gun and gunpowder. The choice of that particular book may not be that difficult, if you had at hand the third edition of Diplomacy: Theory and Practice by G. No suggestion, without illustration Why is it so? Firstly because, as the title suggests, the author achieved a harmonious combination of theory and practice.

Virtually, there is no idea without its supporting example; there is almost no suggestion, without a convincing illustration. Secondly, the book excels in providing the essentials of all aspects of diplomacy as practiced today. This feature lends the book a subtle taste of classicism, and makes the reader believe that the reward, at the end of the reading, is becoming a club member. Fourthly, the one thousand and one stories unfolded throughout the whole book, assemble a precious collection of political moments of diplomatic relevance that make the respective actors and their times look more fascinating than in fact they were.

One of the best-served intentions of the book is the illustration of the complexity of the management of the diplomatic service and in particular of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

But this change of perspective does not deprive of persuasion the attempt by the author to find out the general features of the institutional structures and substantial functions of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Many of intricacies and avatars of those institutions are perspicaciously identified. Flavours and bouquets A particularly useful chapter of the book is the one regarding pre-negotiations. As a matter of fact, in the era of public diplomacy and of the pressing need for top politicians in democratic societies to play for the gallery, the stage of prenegotiations is often more important than the actual phase of negotiations.

Despite the growing influence of pragmatism in the diplomatic interaction, the importance of seemingly detailed aspects, such as the order of items on the agenda, the venue of meetings, and the procedures, does not seem to fade away. How to seize the moment and not miss the opportunity that may lead to the best diplomatic accomplishments is both a matter of careful study and of professional instinct. Berridge describes with the meticulousness of a surgeon how diplomats ought to operate with the timing of their actions in order to get the best deal.

The small masterpiece of the chapter on the diplomatic momentum is the taxonomy of deadlines. Even when a practitioner tends to smile - aware that, most frequently, deadlines stem from terrible time pressures or from really lack of better options - the case made is a sensible and useful demonstration on the importance of deadlines as a diplomatic device. Disguising concessions and possible sources of embarrassment may undoubtedly take many forms. Well, I like the idea and I recognize the growth of such jargon in reporting on diplomatic environment or in the exercise of diplomacy itself.

On one hand, one should not overuse them to the point that they become empty concepts that in fact distract and mislead the public over the real course of the diplomatic endeavours. On the other hand, many such metaphors do reflect a genuine need to describe more accurately new forms of diplomacy.

In other words, caution is needed to avoid filling in empty words, while understanding when words must fill in empty places. For those of us who like memorable and informative phrases as a lure for a good reading, here are some that we may keep in the notebook. I am not sure I can share this conclusion. I have always believed that the American presidents, elected on domestic issues, begin their mandate by following the electoral promises on those very issues. They are not at all to blame if, soon enough, they find domestic agenda too tight for their potential projection of power.

And there it comes: the foreign policy with its broad room for manoeuvring and issues much easier to sell to a public not so perceptive of geopolitics. Whether this is true or not in theory, I could not possibly comment. I would be delighted to keep an eye on the issue, though.

It is a pity that this assertion is not sustained with some instructive examples, as the author brilliantly did on other occasions.

For the time being, I wish I could strongly disagree. After all, these observations are plainly flattering for average professional diplomats. This cannot be said better! Globalisation makes multilateral diplomacy the predominant shape of the international dialogue. The space of pure bilateral diplomacy narrows as the scope of interdependence broadens. The relations between Bulgaria and Romania are almost entirely defined in the context of their status of acceding countries to the European Union.

Examples can go on. Multilateralism is the hard core of the needed collective reaction to globalisation. I tend to believe that multilateralism is not just fashionable. It is a rational and necessary response to the challenge of globalisation. The temptation of unilateralism and voluntarism may have been irresistible for some time after the end of the Cold War. Now, if there is a crisis, the solution is not less, but more multilateralism.

Its findings are comprehensive and rich, in both concepts and incursions in practice. Even if the reader is not left on a deserted island, the horizons opened by the book are wide and invite exploration by both practitioners and diplomats.

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Secret Intelligence G. Compared to this chapter, it has much greater historical depth, is more up to date, and is treble the length. It also has 17 illustrations, and I am updating it on this page. Most information of this sort obtained by stealth seems to be the result of home-based cyber attacks on foreign targets but much is still acquired with the assistance of embassies, consulates, and trade missions. Corera also provides detail on the diplomatic postings of numerous other SIS officers some of whom rose to be head of the service , all of whom can readily be tracked from his index.

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Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, 5th ed. Hence Catholics to the Vatican, a man rather than a woman to Muslim states, Ottoman Christians from the Sultan to Britain in the nineteenth century, an African-American to South Africa when the writing was on the wall for apartheid, and so on. One is bound to ask, therefore, whether it was really a good idea for Donald Trump, at a time of serious tensions between Japan and South Korea, to send to Seoul as US ambassador not only a Japanese-American but also one with a moustache that made him resemble a Japanese governor-general of less than fond memory anywhere on the Korean peninsula. But, then, when did the Donald ever have a good idea? A grim picture of this sort of arrangement at the Soviet mission in Rangoon in the late s is vividly described by Aleksandr Kaznacheev see Further reading below. A recent example is provided by the announcement of the recall of the Australian Ambassador from Indonesia, Paul Grigson, at the end of April he left on 3 May in protest at the execution on Anzac Day by firing squad of two Australian citizens convicted many years earlier of drug offenses but whom Canberra maintained had since been completely rehabilitated.

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